A few of you have emailed or commented and asked how I
wrangle handle preschoolers while homeschooling older children.
Here a few of the things I do. There are probably 101 variations for each of these ideas, and they are by no means the only things appropriate for preschoolers.
This is an empty egg carton that I have numbered. I set out a bowl of dried beans and the compartments can be filled with the corresponding number of beans. This is a self directed activity the kindergartener does while the 3 year old and the 1 year old play at the kitchen sink.
I don’t have a photo of that, but just imagine water and bubbles everywhere with a hefty dose of giggling, and you’ve got the picture.
Here the second grader is practicing her oral reading and keeping some little girls busy while I work with the big kids.
Here are the 3 and 5 year old playing with the doll house while I do math with the second grader.
These are just a few of the things I do when homeschooling with preschoolers in the house. I like to vary the activities when they get bored with them. We also use puzzles, train tracks, coloring books, and of course baby dolls.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section.